Help shape planning for the Proud Lake State Recreation Area during the Dec. 9 virtual meeting

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Help shape planning for the Proud Lake State Recreation Area during the Dec. 9 virtual meeting

Contact: Debbie Jensen Agency: Natural resources

November 22, 2021

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will share information about a new draft General Management Plan for the Proud Lake State Recreation Area during a virtual public meeting from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday, December 9.

General management plans are used to define a long-term planning and management strategy that protects a state park‘s resources while meeting recreational and educational needs and opportunities.

The virtual meeting will include an overview of the planning process and draft plan, followed by an opportunity for people to share comments and questions with MNR staff. Prior registration is required.

“Public participation is an essential part of the planning process,” said Debbie Jensen, park management plan administrator for MNR’s Parks and Recreation Division. “Last summer, more than 1,900 people responded to a public online survey about what amenities and programs they would like to see in Proud Lake, which provided initial guidance for writing the plan.

Project website, post-meeting survey

Further opportunities to provide feedback via an interactive public poll will be available immediately following the meeting. The virtual meeting will be recorded and uploaded approximately one week after the event.

Visit Michigan.gov/ProudLake to learn more about the recreation area and all the associates general management planning resourcesincluding draft plan, meeting registration link, interactive public inquiry and video, and more.

Proud Lake State Recreation Area is located in Oakland County, midway between Milford, Wixom, and Walled Lake in southeast Michigan. A 4-mile stretch of the scenic Huron River runs through the park, which is part of a state and federally designated water trail, providing fishing and boating opportunities. The park is also home to a modern campground, RV cabins, over 20 miles of trails, open land for hunting, and the 105-acre nature study area which includes a floating bog and vegetation. associated woodland. Open year-round, the River Hawk Resort offers group accommodations and meeting facilities.

Additional information about the DNR General Management Plan process is available at Michigan.gov/ParkManagementPlans.

For more information about the plan or meeting, contact Debbie Jensen at [email protected]

An accompanying photo is available below for download.

Proud Lake Recreation Area: Photo taken by Kari Karr, Michigan State Parks Photo Ambassador.

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